Another album and another left turn, this time with a hefty dollop of fuzz rock added into EELS’ trademark thinking-man’s indie.
“That might have been the biggest leap ever musically, Daisies of the Galaxy to Souljacker. As with all the records, it was a lonely battle for me because no one knew what to make of it.
"They just thought it wasn’t what the EELS was supposed to sound like. It was abrasive, hard and rocking, but what they failed to notice was that it was also good. I don’t care what genre it is, it just has to be effective and this album was effective.
"It came out to a lot of head scratching but I think it has stood the test of time and people now hold it in high regard. It had the added element of really dirty, fuzzy rock.”